Mechanic's Liens. Legal news and articles for April 17 - 30, 2012

statutory support for design workNew Law Means Major Changes to Iowa's Mechanic's Lien SystemArbitrator awards $500K in Frozen Rock disputePowell says Melder not proper as mayorCenter Bancorp, Inc. Reports 42.4% Increase in Net Income Available to Common ...Carlile to sponsor Cliffs Club planCourt disbars Stone Mountain lawyerLien filed against LongviewAsk the LawyerBuccaneer plans to buy Marathon rigWPL Webinar to Offer Construction Professionals Advice for Managing DocumentationWPL Webinar to Offer Construction Professionals Advice for Managing DocumentationOfficials hope YMCA will be Greenwich's crown jewel'Bonds and the Basics' coming to Plymouth Meeting April 26Selection committee recommends AEG to operate Oakland Coliseum complex

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Why more deals aren't getting made
MiamiHerald.comApril 1, 2012

Along the way, frozen pipes in the unheated house broke and a contractor hired to do repairs filed a mechanic's lien requiring payment before the title could be transferred. All of this combined to kill the financing and torpedo the closing, ...more »

MORENO VALLEY: Liens on Skechers project mount
Press-EnterpriseApril 12, 2012

Numerous subcontractors and suppliers have filed mechanic's liens related to the Skechers project, a total of 73 worth $6.7 million as of last week. It's the one legal tool at their disposal to ensure what they think they deserve won't go unpaid.more »

Mechanic's Liens. News and Stories

statutory support for design work
Daily Journal of CommerceApril 30, 2012

In what could be viewed as the first government stimulus program, Thomas Jefferson first introduced the Mechanic's Lien Act in the Maryland Legislature in 1791 to encourage construction for what would be the nation's capital in Washington, ...more »

New Law Means Major Changes to Iowa's Mechanic's Lien System
JD Supra (press release)April 30, 2012

This new law will significantly change Iowa's mechanic's lien system and implements numerous amendments to Iowa Code Chapter 572, which governs mechanic's liens on residential and (non-public) commercial projects. The effective date of the new law is ...more »

Arbitrator awards $500K in Frozen Rock dispute
Times Herald-RecordApril 30, 2012

The April 12 decision by Richard Guertin, a Middletown attorney chosen to arbitrate the case, concludes Boyce Excavating Co. deliberately exaggerated a mechanic's lien totaling $307777 against Frozen Rock and its owner, Tony Abbatine.more »

Powell says Melder not proper as mayor
Your Houston NewsApril 29, 2012

Little more than a month later, Gentry Classic Homes Ltd., submitted a request for a building permit on Porter's plot in Dominion Ridge in Conroe. On Aug. 4, 2011, Gentry Classic Homes and Porter entered into a Mechanic's Lien Contract of $315000 for ...more »

Center Bancorp, Inc. Reports 42.4% Increase in Net Income Available to Common ...
MarketWatch (press release)April 26, 2012

... 2012, signed a term sheet proposed by counsel for the participating banks, which, among other things, reinstates the full amount of the loan, provides for the payment of all delinquent real estate taxes, release of all mechanics' liens, ...more »

Carlile to sponsor Cliffs Club plan
The Deal PipelineApril 24, 2012

28 petition date; pay all administrative, priority and mechanics' lien claims in full; provide a 75% recovery to unsecured creditors; reject club member contracts; and invite the members to join a new club for a transfer fee. In addition, the sponsor ...more »

Court disbars Stone Mountain lawyer
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionApril 24, 2012

In an opinion, the court said a client hired Dicks in 2007 to litigate a lawsuit to enforce a $175000 mechanic's lien. Even though Dicks knew the statute of limitations for the suit would expire Dec. 15, 2007, Dicks did not file suit until Jan.more »

Lien filed against Longview
MENAFN.COMApril 22, 2012

Apr 22, 2012 (The Dominion Post - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- A dispute over payments for work and equipment at the new $2 billion Longview Power Plant has resulted in mechanic's liens, totaling more than $344.5 million, ...more »

Ask the Lawyer
NorthJersey.comApril 22, 2012

This information is not intended as legal advice, which can be given only after the attorney understands the facts of a particular matter and the goals of a client. Do you have a business question for a lawyer or accountant?more »

Buccaneer plans to buy Marathon rig
Anchorage Daily NewsApril 21, 2012

However, concerned about the potential ramifications of a "mechanic's lien" against property on city land, the council voted to issue a new special use permit for Buccaneer's operations only up to May 4, rather than for a year, as Buccaneer had ...more »

WPL Webinar to Offer Construction Professionals Advice for Managing Documentation
Virtual-Strategy MagazineApril 20, 2012

Addressing attendees will be Matthew DeVries, a member at Stites & Harbison Pllc. He practices in the areas of construction law and complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on construction litigation, construction contracts and finance, ...more »

WPL Webinar to Offer Construction Professionals Advice for Managing Documentation
PR Web (press release)April 20, 2012

The interactive event is suited for a wide variety of professionals within the construction industry, including engineers, architects, owners, contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, design professionals, and construction law attorneys.more »

Officials hope YMCA will be Greenwich's crown jewel
Greenwich TimeApril 18, 2012

Leigh and James Cabrera, chairman of the board of the YMCA, told Greenwich Time in an interview this month that the $3.45 million loan helped the organization to pay off the outstanding mechanic's liens as part of a settlement.more »

'Bonds and the Basics' coming to Plymouth Meeting April 26
The Times HeraldApril 18, 2012

A member of Saul Ewing's Real Estate Practice Group will also be on hand to discuss recent developments in Pennsylvania's Mechanics' lien law, which provides a legal recourse for contractors and subcontractors who perform work on real property and are ...more »

Selection committee recommends AEG to operate Oakland Coliseum complex
Inside Bay AreaApril 17, 2012

In addition, Anschutz suffered a public embarrassment in July 2011 when The Associated Press reported how contractors hit AEG's development subsidiary, Olympic and Georgia Partners LLC, with at least $7.4 million in mechanics' liens for unpaid plumbing ...more »



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